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WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY
DR. SYLVIA FLACK, 
WSSU College Administrator, 
(Retired) 
MR. EARL “THE PEARL”MONROE, 
NBA Player, 
(Retired)
MR. TIMMY NEWSOME, 
NFL Player, 
(Retired)
BARBER SCOTIA COLLEGE
DR. KATIE CANNON, 
Womanist Theologian, 
Union Presbyterian Seminary
COACH JAMES STINSON, 
Head Basketball Coach, 
Livingstone College
MS. JOYCE TRUITT, 
Cytotechnologist, 
Soltas Lab Partners
BENNETT COLLEGE
THE HONORABLE 
JOYCELYN JOHNSON, 
Former City Councilman 
Winston-Salem, NC 
COACH JOHANNA WRIGHT, 
Educator and National Girls’ Basketball Coach, 
(Retired)

ELIZABETH CITY STATE UNIVERSITY
MR. MICHAEL GALE,
NBA Player, 
(Retired)
COACH 
ROBERT L. “BOBBY” VAUGHAN, 
Athletics Director ECSU, 
(Retired)
THE HONORABLE 
SHELLY WILLINGHAM, 
NC House of Representatives
FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY
MR. RODERICK ALLISON, 
Director 
Federal Air Marshal Service
MR. DARRELL ARMSTRONG, 
Asst. Coach 
Dallas Mavericks
MR. WILLIE GRAY, 
Entrepreneur 
and Philanthropist
JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY
THE HONORABLE 
EVA CLAYTON,
U.S. House of Representatives, 
(Retired)
COACH STEVE JOYNER, 
Director of Athletics 
and Head Men’s 
Basketball Coach, 
JCSU
MR. FRED (CURLY) NEAL,
 Harlem Globetrotter 
Basketball Player, 
(Retired)
LIVINGSTONE COLLEGE
BISHOP 
GEORGE BATTLE,JR., 
Presiding Prelate 
AME Zion Church
DR. JAMES FERREE, 
United Methodist Minister, 
(Retired)
BRIGADIER GENERAL 
VELMA RICHARDSON, 
U.S. Army, 
(Retired)
NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY
MR. ALVIN ATTLES, 
NBA Player and NBA Coach, 
(Retired)
MRS. DEBRA HOGAN, 
Chemist, City of Lexington, NC, 
(Retired)
MS. SANDRA HUGHES,
 Television News Anchor
NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY
THE HONORABLE 
GLENN B. ADAMS,
 Lawyer and Commissioner, 
Cumberland County, NC
THE HONORABLE 
CORA COLE-MCFADDEN, 
Mayor Pro Tempore, 
Durham, NC  
MR. PATRICK DOUTHIT 
AKA 9TH WONDER, 
Record Producer and 
Recording Artist
SHAW UNIVERSITY
MR. JAMES “BONECRUSHER” SMITH, 
Professional Boxer, 
(Retired)
MR. JULIUS CROMWELL, 
Community Advocate
MS. SHIRLEY HINTON, 
Corporate Executive, 
(Retired)
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SAINT AUGUSTINE’S UNIVERSITY
DR. BRIAN HEMPHILL, 
President Radford University
THE HONORABLE 
MALINDA MILES, 
Mayor Mount Rainier, MD
COACH GEORGE WILLIAMS, 
Athletic Director, 
SAU and U.S. Olympic Coach

2017 HBCU LIVING LEGENDS HONOREES
SUSIE POWELL
AUTHOR, SCREENWRITTER